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September 24, 1986
Alan Neidle's article (Editorial Pages, Sept. 15), "The Leopards vs. the Baboons," was the perfect answer to the article on the same page, "SDI Is Not for Don Quixote" by Colin S. Gray. "The Leopards" was a humorous fable,and the "webbed canopy" a good analogy for the Strategic Defense Initiative. Neither offers protection, and they are both ridiculous. GERTRUDE KERN Los Angeles
April 5, 2014 | By Hillel Italie
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher Geoff Kloske of Riverhead Books said Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill "for some months. " He died at a hospital near his home on Long Island in New York. Matthiessen helped found the Paris Review, one of the most influential literary magazines, and won National Book Awards for "The Snow Leopard," his spiritual account of the Himalayas, and for "Shadow Country.
July 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Snow leopards have attacked and killed five women near a wildlife sanctuary in northern Pakistan, police said. The killings have occurred about 40 miles north of the capital, Islamabad, local police official Ghulfam Hussain said. The body of the latest victim was found Friday near her village, Hussain said. Leopards have also reportedly killed four women from nearby villages. "The ...
March 18, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
More than a dozen teens have been charged in connection with a break-in at a La Habra Heights mansion, where they allegedly threw a party while the owners were away and stole, among other items, a mounted snow leopard. The 9,000-square-foot home sustained more than than $1 million in losses and damages in the November incident, authorities said. Among the looted items were pieces of armor, racks of designer clothing and the rare, $250,000 snow leopard. Detectives with the Los Angeles County's Sheriff's Department eventually found the leopard in one of the teens' possession.
May 19, 1990
Gigant the leopard did not change his spots willingly. The rare Russian Amur leopard, a 14-month-old male, was hauled growling and spitting from the Helsinki Zoo to the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound near Rosamond in the Antelope Valley. Since his arrival on Thursday, the leopard has been sulking, trying to remain out of sight in a small shelter. "He's pretty spooked," said Joseph Maynard, owner of the nonprofit, private zoo that specializes in breeding big cats for zoos.
August 10, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
A rare snow leopard cub at the Los Angeles Zoo has died of anemia caused by flea bites, zoo officials said Tuesday. They said the male cub, one of three born at the zoo about a year ago, showed none of the usual warning signs of infestation by the blood-sucking insects. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Ben Gonzales said the flea problem is "particularly bad" this summer in some parts of the park, but he and others expressed surprise that the young snow leopard reacted so suddenly.
August 11, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
Law enforcement officials are still losing the war to stop the cocaine traffic between Bolivia and the United States, but U.S. officials say that Bolivia's special battalion of cocaine police--although widely regarded as inept and corrupt--is beginning to mend its ways. The special battalion, known as the Leopards, has been reorganized. Since May, it has been getting jungle training from a team of U.S.
May 8, 1991
As an avid participant and defender of sport hunting for dangerous big game, I was horrified by the story of the alleged "hunt" of captive tigers, lions and leopards. These people are not hunters but "shooters"! They are not sportsmen but slaughterers! Where is the danger? Where is the "matching of wits"? Where is the thrill of confrontation? Let us throw the book (and let it be a big, heavy book) at these cowardly killers of retired zoo pets. And please don't call them hunters--that really hurts.
April 10, 1986
John Ronas went 5 for 8 with five RBIs and two home runs Wednesday to lead United States International University to a doubleheader sweep of La Verne, 15-0 and 6-2, in nonconference action at USIU. Carl Grovem (4-3) won the opener for USIU (17-22), allowing only two hits and striking out eight in six innings. Tom Bailey went 5 for 5 with four RBIs, and Jeff Abel took the loss for La Verne (11-15). Mark Waters, Steve Hendricks and Ronas each had homers for the Gulls.
May 4, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Five exotic animals returned on Friday to the Zanesville, Ohio, farm from which they and their fellow creatures were released last fall. In an incident that sparked a national conversation about how to care for wild, exotic animals, their owner had opened their cages at his small zoo before killing himself.   The animals -- two leopards, two primates and a bear -- were turned over to the owner's wife, Marian Thompson, on Friday morning in Columbus, Ohio; she then transported them to the farm, about an hour away.
February 27, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Recent behavior by Apple appears to suggest the tech giant may no longer have plans to issue security updates for Snow Leopard, a version of its desktop operating system that is used by nearly one in five Mac users. The Cupertino tech company has not delivered a security update for Snow Leopard, which was released four years ago, since last September, according to ComputerWorld . Since that time, Apple has continued to update other versions of its Mac operating system, including Lion, Mountain Lion and the latest version, Mavericks.
December 15, 2013
Re "Looting on a grand scale," Dec. 12 I find it strange and troubling that no one involved in the case of a La Habra Heights mansion that was looted by teenagers after a party seems concerned with the fact that the wealthy owners of the mansion had a stuffed snow leopard in their house. Snow leopards are one of the most endangered animals on this planet. It is truly despicable that these people would use this beautiful creature as a stuffed decoration or conversation piece. The article states that the mounted snow leopard is worth $250,000.
December 13, 2013 | By Karin Klein
It was a little strange altogether - considering that the overriding issue this week in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department was its abominable treatment of inmates in its jails - to note that Sheriff Lee Baca felt he needed to leave his personal stamp on the case of a group of miscreant teenagers. About 100 teens are thought to have broken into a vacant La Habra Heights mansion for a wild party, and 16 of them have been charged with looting the place of pretty much anything that could be carried, including designer suits and a mounted snow leopard valued at $250,000.
December 11, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
This post has been updated. See note below for details. A mounted snow leopard worth more than $250,000, pieces of armor and designer clothes were among the items recovered by sheriff's detectives investigating a party planned over social media and held, without the owner's knowledge, at a vacant, multimillion-dollar La Habra Heights mansion. [Updated at 7:21 p.m., Dec. 11: Early Wednesday, 16 people were arrested in connection with the vandalism and robbery that occurred at the home in late November, Lt. Arthur Scott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
December 11, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Some teens go to a house party with wild ideas about how the night might end - but going home with a snow leopard probably isn't one of them. In a case that seems a cross between the Bling Ring celebrity burglars and another installment of "The Hangover," sheriff's officials arrested 16 people Wednesday in connection with a mansion party where guests walked off with medieval armor, scuba gear, Armani suits and - the piece de resistance ...
November 24, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt, This post has been corrected. Please see details below.
Look-at-me designer sunglasses have long been de rigueur in Hollywood, where the sun and the flash of paparazzi cameras shine bright. The latest "it" sunglasses, launching for winter, up the fashion ante even more with super-luxurious details and limited-edition runs. Karl Lagerfeld introduces the Chanel Eyewear Prestige Collection this month, with 18-karat yellow or white gold lenses as its signature. And only 30 people in the world will have the privilege of purchasing a $23,000 version of Cartier's iconic aviator sunglasses crafted of solid 18-karat gold with leather trim.
June 30, 1988 | Al Martinez
I was sitting around Eddie Paul's place one day talking to Doomsday, Dirt and the boys about the movie "Leopards," which is a brilliantly acted drama about outlaw bikers who save a young boy from the evil influence of a street gang. Well, no, the movie isn't out yet and in fact hasn't even been produced, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that it will be brilliantly acted at such time when acting is required.
November 10, 2013 | By Carol Stogsdill
ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Fire was the last thing my husband, Steve, and I expected on our trip to Tanzania for a 12-day safari. Yet here we were in our Land Cruiser, bouncing along rutted dirt roads through walls of fire. Our hosts reassuringly explained that these fires were intentionally set by rangers - a necessary evil to keep the Serengeti's famous grazers nourished and content on land that had been set aside for them. And it worked. In just a few days, the green flash of new grass began to pop through the thin coat of jet-black ashes, enticing the return of wildebeests, zebras, impala and gazelles - and with them, a steady flow of tourism dollars.
July 15, 2013 | From Fox 40 Sacramento
A snow leopard at the Sacramento Zoo has been euthanized after suffering from severe traumatic injuries to her back, zoo officials said. Shanti, who at 20 years old was one of the oldest snow leopards in captivity, suffered severe damage to her vertebrae. “It was pretty clear that the prognosis was not good and her quality of life was starting to suffer, infection had kicked in and the neurological issues were getting worse, so we made the difficult decision on Friday afternoon to go ahead and euthanize her,” said Sacramento Zoo Director of Animal Care R. Harrison Edell.
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